Protect citizens and serve the public has been bastardized to mean shot to kill first then ask questions, especially when it comes to the police protecting and serving their African-American communities. No wonder dividedness—Black first and American second—still epitomizes the color line dilemma for Blacks in 2016 America.
There are times when we should flinch, duck, and dodge—like we did when we played our childhood street game known simply as Dodgeball. These skills helped us dodgers obtain the coveted prize—the “winner” title. However, there are times when our flinching, ducking, and dodging are unacceptable—like when it comes to us being steadfast and immovable children of God. Only a steadfast and immovable faith will help us obtain our heavenly rewards.
Knowledge by itself is not powerful. Knowledge always needs understanding plus wisdom—the latter is that good judgment that moves human beings to apply what they know. This principle is operational in their natural and spiritual worlds.